3.2. Retention period

When archiving data, various legal provisions for retention periods have to be observed.

The responsibility for the safe retention of data lies with the company, which means that we have to plan well ahead for long term filing. This includes detailed inventory listings, frequent inspections, and copies in the event of an original becoming unreadable.

When changing to a newer version of accounting software, it is necessary to check if the old database is still usable. If not, then the installation medium of the old software has to be archived as well.

Author: Bonny, Anne
Created: 2016/04/02
Reviewer: Klug, Annett
Reviewed: 2016/04/08
Approved by: Oppermann, Sissy
Approval: 2016/04/13
Responsible: Schreiber, Karl Heinz
Area: ISO 9001:2008 4.1
Controlled: Yes
Retention period: AAuf